Supplier Excellence AwardRancho Dominguez, CA • December, 2009 – Kawai America Inc. and Kawai Canada Music recently received the prestigious “2009 Supplier Excellence Award” given by Music Inc. Magazine. As one of the music products industry’s leading publications, Music Inc. selects ten suppliers and manufacturers for this annual award, recognizing outstanding efforts in product development, marketing and customer service. The list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of top musical instrument suppliers in North America.

As noted by Music Inc., Kawai received its award in part due to efforts in designing a robust new web site along with several online marketing initiatives. Kawai’s recent launch of its new RX BLAK Series Grand Pianos also contributed greatly to the judges’ decision.

“The Kawai RX BLAK Series Grand Pianos are unparalleled in performance, style and elegance in the music industry” states Hale Ryan, Kawai’s Acoustic Piano Marketing Manager. “Luxurious textures of tone and a powerful pairing of fine craftsmanship and cutting edge technology are the hallmarks of the new RX BLAK Series pianos.”

This is the second Music Inc. Supplier Excellence Award for Kawai. The previous award was given for Product Innovation for its Concert Performer Series and ES Portable digital pianos.